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Parents' Guide to

Pitch Perfect

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Edgy, teen-friendly musical comedy uplifts with song, heart.

Movie PG-13 2012 112 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 67 parent reviews

age 16+

Aimed at college students - not kids.

This is not a movie for kids - it's set at a college / University and that's the target audience. There's way too many sexual references and outdated racist / sexist / homophobic jokes throughout this film to let anyone under 16 watch, and even then I'd say only if they were intelligent enough to see the problems with it. Such a shame that most of the movie is funny but it's let down by a dozen or so bad jokes. Really not sure how it got an r13 rating.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Awful! Don't bother

Awful! If only they'd focussed on the music and not had all the gutter-talk, it could have been worth watching!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (67 ):
Kids say (264 ):

It's a joy to watch a comedy like this, which wraps you up in belly laughs and catchy songs and makes whatever ails you seem far, far away. Let's take it from the top: Pitch Perfect's Kendrick is a delight. Plus, special kudos to Rebel Wilson, whose subversively awesome Fat Amy bravely reclaims a word meant to hurt her. And all of the a cappella troupes assembled here (or the voices behind them) are fantastic. Never mind that they're kitschy and earnest and seriously competitive about their craft (which, in some circles, is considered decidedly uncool). The beauty of it is they don't care; they just want to make music. Pitch Perfect hits lots of the right notes and will leave you in stitches and singing long after the credits roll.

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